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3D Max Particles in the City

By November 10, 2008 No Comments

The movie below illustrates the results of our first test render looking at the dispersion of particles in a cityscape (see our post on Particles in the City: Agents For Understanding Flow and City Dynamics).

Particles in the City from digitalurban on Vimeo.

Music by The Soft Boys

Its early days so the results are developing, but it does make an interesting city animation, make them bubbles, add in a real city and you almost have an advert hidden somewhere in there.

Still, we thought we would post it anyway as it shows what the default ‘SuperSpray’ and ‘Shockwave’ settings in 3D Max yield. With the addition of some havok physics, a real city and some wind flow dynamics the results may be interesting (?)


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.